Crane, Ind. – A select group of Indiana’s best and brightest college students were honored at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane) when the Southern Indiana Section of American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE), Blacks in Government (BIG), the Association of Old Crows (AOC) and the Hoosier Hills Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) hosted a joint scholarship luncheon at Club Lakeview on July 26.
The luncheon honored 14 students who represent the values and missions of each organization, with scholarships totaling $20,200. Those in attendance included scholarship winners, their families and several NSWC Crane employees.
As the employer of a diverse and nationally recognized workforce of engineers and technical professionals, NSWC Crane strongly supports the organizations and their efforts to promote education through scholarship.
The Southern Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE-SI), whose purpose is to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering and to promote naval engineering as a career field, awarded five scholarships.
Blacks in Government (BIG) awarded one scholarship. The purpose of BIG is to advocate equal opportunity and professional development for black government employees at the local, state and federal government levels and others dedicated to justice for all.
The Hoosier Hills Chapter of Federally Employed Women (FEW) awarded five scholarships.
FEW’s mission is to enhance opportunities for career advancement of women with education and training being a national focus area. The organization also strives to establish and maintain working relationships with federal agencies to advocate for fair personnel laws, policies, procedures and practices.
The AOC awarded four scholarships. The AOC promotes the exchange of new ideas and information, and the dissemination of new research and knowledge in the fields of Electronic Warfare and Information Operations.
FEW SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
- 1st Place: Julie Riggins – Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School graduate and Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) student
- 2nd Place: Olivia Crowe – Bloomington High School South graduate and Butler University student
- 3rd Place: Logan Tedrow – Barr-Reeve Middle/High School graduate and University of Southern Indiana student
- 4th Place: Savanna Spice – Eastern Greene High School graduate and Purdue University student
- 5th Place: Shayna Stuffle – Loogootee High School graduate and University of Southern Indiana student
ASNE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
- Anna Cummings – Bedford North Lawrence High School graduate and Taylor University student
- Peyton Gilliatt – Eastern Greene High School graduate and Purdue University student
- Madeline Dement – Homeschool graduate and IUPUI student
- Julie Riggins – Bloomfield Jr./Sr. High School and IUPUI student
- Anna Kluender – Mitchell High School graduate and Notre Dame student
BIG SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
- Laurence Malik Laffoon – Bloomington High School North graduate and an Anderson University student
AOC SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
- Lauren Walker – Washington High School graduate and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student
- Benjamin Lacy – North Daviess Jr./Sr. High School graduate and Purdue University student
- Luke Upton – Jasper High School graduate and Purdue University student
- Katie Pfeiffer – Bloomington High School South graduate and IUPUI student
NSWC Crane is a Naval laboratory and a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with focus areas in Special Mission, Strategic Missions and Electronic Warfare. The Warfare Center’s research and development efforts support the warfighter by providing capabilities and resources to advance technologies for the military.